The World Championship of Arab boxing began in the Yemeni city of Seiyun on Friday evening, despite the ongoing conflict in the Middle Eastern nation.
Footage shows the championship began with a spectacular folk dancing performance before the fights started, with various kick-boxing bouts taking place in the ring.
Among the attendees were the Commander of the First Military Region, Major... Еще General Saleh Tims, and the Governor of Hadramout Governorate, Hisham Said.
The President of the Arab International Boxing Federation, Al Hadi Al Sudairy, said he wanted the world to see that «Hadhramaut is safe, that's why many European champions came to the city of Seiyun.»
The event, organised by the Arab International Boxing Federation, will see 28 world champions representing Arab countries and others such as Russia, Belarus, Greece, Cameroon competing over two days under the slogan «Championship of the Yemeni, Saudi and Emirati brothers.»